The Nazis Strike was the second film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series. It introduces Germany as a nation whose aggressive ambitions began in 1863 with Otto von Bismarck and with the Nazis as their latest incarnation.
Run time 40 minutes 39 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color
November 26, 2013
Propaganda vs Documentary
There's a lot of WWII documentaries, as well as a lot of text written. Moreover, WWII history is a part of the school program in basically all European countries. Well, I was born in USSR and may say that the WWII was a nation-building historical event as well as Civil War and following South Reconstruction. I.e. these events have been established a kind of baselines for these nations to become communities that every member can realize.
Anyway, this film is a masterpiece of something other than a documentary or historical movie. This movie gives us an example of symbols and ideas that US soldiers share (well, even if denying) This gave US soldiers a shared vision of ongoing events, their reasons and consequences. Well, the propaganda as it is always provide you more comparisons than facts, but we'll underestimate people if suppose that they will follow propaganda (as well as commercials) comparisons. But the baseline of facts and links between them is something nobody could deny if that corresponds his own observations.
That's why war propaganda materials are the best if you want to understand people motivation. We are looking on history from the perspective, we can see consequences of 1945 for events taken place in 1939, but people lived in 1939 and even in 1944 could not know these. And the ultimate tool for understanding their actions, decisions, hopes and fears is studying these propaganda movies
September 21, 2013
A document of time.
Hey xtiml nice to see the ilitterate morons are still alive and well.
America enterer the war in Europe for ONE reason, while Japan had put us into War mode, Hitler was stupid enough to declare war on us. Only then did we go to Europe.
The Jewish factor had nothing to do with it, and in fact was only realized after the war. In fact many Jewish refugees were turned away from America during the war.
While these can be seen as propaganda, they were really made as orientation films for miliyary inductees most of whom had no clue of world affairs.
August 15, 2013
why we fight.
well not the jews but how the jews get idiots to fight for them.capra was a lying sac o sheet and amelika was cast into a jewish war and induced to murder their relatives in europe, the jews love this stuff they did it 2 times both same method . aint ya tired of it. they own youer mind if you let them. dont say no becuase it is true unless youve broken the jew mind screw.with truth.